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US-9,691,204 Method and apparatus for secure vehicle system access from a remote system
A system includes a processor configured to receive a vehicle-access-PIN generation request from a vehicle computing system (VCS). The processor is also...
US-9,689,354 Engine exhaust gas recirculation system with at least one exhaust recirculation treatment device
An exhaust gas recirculation system for an engine is provided. The system comprises an exhaust duct configured to receive and exhaust gases from the engine; an...
US-9,689,350 System and methods for mechanical vacuum pump exhaust
A system for an engine is provided, the system comprising a vacuum pump at least partially deposed within an engine crankcase, and a fuel vapor canister coupled...
US-9,689,342 Methods and systems for adjusting a direct fuel injector
Systems and methods for improving fuel injection of an engine that includes a cylinder receiving fuel from a direct fuel injector are disclosed. In one example,...
US-9,689,341 Method and system for fuel system control
Methods and systems are provided for increasing a lift pump voltage to a high threshold voltage responsive to a DI pump efficiency being below a threshold...
US-9,689,298 Integrated fuel catalyst monitor
A method is provided for monitoring an emission control device coupled to an engine. In one example approach, the method comprises, following a deceleration...
US-9,689,295 Method and system for exhaust gas heat recovery
Methods and systems are provided for exhaust gas heat recovery at an exhaust gas heat exchanger. Exhaust gas may flow in both directions through an exhaust...
US-9,688,269 Methods and systems for a vehicle driveline
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline operating modes may be manually selected to improve...
US-9,688,268 Method for controlling an electric machine in a vehicle with an engine disconnect clutch
A method of controlling a vehicle, in which the vehicle includes an engine, a traction motor, and a clutch configured to selectively couple the engine to the...
US-9,688,263 Controlling powertrain components for hill-holding in a hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and a traction motor coupled to the engine by a coupling device or a clutch for providing torque to wheels of the...
US-9,688,246 Method and apparatus for in-vehicle alarm activation and response handling
A system includes one or more processors configured to detect activation of an alarm trigger in communication with the one or more processors. The processors...
US-9,688,244 Autonomous vehicle theft prevention
A destination request may specify a destination location for an autonomous vehicle identified by a vehicle identifier. The request may be for uniqueness of a...
US-9,688,192 Vehicle having interior and exterior lighting on tailgate
A vehicle is provided that includes a cabin defining a cargo space, and a tailgate operable between a substantially open position and a substantially closed...
US-9,688,190 License plate illumination system
A vehicle is provided that includes a license plate positioned on a rear of the vehicle. The license plate defines a personalized portion and a registration...
US-9,688,189 Illuminated license plate
A vehicle is provided that includes a license plate positioned on a rear of the vehicle, the license plate includes indicia with a first phosphorescent...
US-9,688,186 Illuminating decal for a vehicle
A decal for a vehicle is provided herein. The decal includes a plurality of light sources and a photoluminescent structure configured to luminesce in response...
US-9,688,127 Vehicle accessory attachment system
A vehicle includes a truck bed side panel, a top cover, a clamp, and a plug. The truck bed side panel has a top defining a stake pocket and an overhang...
US-9,683,536 Enhanced glow plug control
Methods for controlling a glow plug temperature in a diesel engine are herein described. In one example, a controller may adjust a first phase voltage coupled...
US-9,683,535 Method and system for detection of hot spark plug fouling
Methods and systems are provided for inferring spark plug fouling due to accumulation of fuel additives thereon. In one example, an engine controller may infer...
US-9,683,468 Camshaft positioning
Various methods for operating a camshaft are provided. In one example, a method of operating a camshaft comprises: adjusting the camshaft based on a desired...
US-9,683,400 Vehicle window management
A vehicle computer is programmed to receive weather data from a remote server, to determine a frequency, based on the weather data, to obtain precipitation data...
US-9,682,640 Air bladder reclining system for a vehicle seatback
A vehicle seating assembly includes a frame. A seat and seatback are disposed on the frame. A seating cushion assembly includes a plurality of closed base cells...
US-D789,846 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-9,677,696 Fluid-conducting connection with clamping ring
A connection for conducting pressurized fluids between a tube and a connection component having a bore for receiving the tube. A clamping ring surrounds the...
US-9,677,510 Systems and methods for transient control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing torque transients experienced when a dedicated EGR cylinder is transitioned in to or out of dedicated EGR mode....
US-9,677,492 System and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain
A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain includes a controller that is operative to automatically control at least one powertrain function other...
US-9,677,461 Vacuum-actuated wastegate
Embodiments for vacuum generation are provided. In one example, a method for an engine including a turbocharger having a compressor driven by a turbine...
US-9,677,460 Branch communication valve for a twin scroll turbocharger
Methods and systems are provided for a branch communication valve in a twin turbocharger system. A branch communication valve may be positioned adjacent to a...
US-9,677,433 Variable cam timing system and method
A phase control apparatus in a variable cam timing (VCT) system of an engine is described herein. The phase control apparatus includes a locking pin coupled to...
US-9,676,395 Incapacitated driving detection and prevention
Biometric data is received from a wearable device. The biometric data concerns a vehicle operator measured by at least one sensor in the wearable device. A load...
US-9,676,386 System and method for controlling vehicle components based on camera-obtained image information
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for provide monitoring a vehicle's surroundings, predicting when a navigation route...
US-9,676,377 Speed limiting comfort enhancement
A vehicle includes a steering system, a vehicle speed detector, a brake system, and a control system. The control system is coupled with steering system for...
US-9,676,363 Multi-chambered airbag with controlled pressure differentials
The present disclosure relates to a multi-chambered airbag system employing the use of baffle vents to achieve pressure differentials between the different...
US-9,676,326 Drive history parking barrier alert
A driving assistance system includes a drive detection component, a presence component, and a notification component. The drive detection component is...
US-9,674,683 Method and system for transmitting vehicle data using an automated voice
A vehicle communication system includes one or more processors configured to output a computer generated speech signal for at least a portion of vehicle...
US-9,670,852 Method and system for limiting output of a boosted engine
A method for operating a turbocharged engine is disclosed. In one example, during a first condition an engine operation is adjusted in response to a...
US-9,670,849 Engine refurbishment using ionized air
Methods and systems are provided for refurbishing an engine using ionized air. During a service mode, a service technician may stream ionized air from an...
US-9,670,834 Dual wastegate actuation
Various systems and methods for controlling dual wastegates via a single wastegate actuator are provided. In one example, a system comprises a first wastegate...
US-9,670,822 Bore bridge and cylinder cooling
An engine includes a cylinder block with first and second saw cuts intersecting a block face on opposed sides of a block bore bridge. A cylinder head has third...
US-9,669,878 Vehicle canopy
A vehicle canopy includes a vehicle body defining a roof opening. A roof is connected to the vehicle body across the roof opening. A headliner is supported by...
US-9,669,824 Methods and system for starting an engine
Systems and methods for operating a driveline of a hybrid powertrain that includes a motor/generator and driveline disconnect clutch are described. The systems...
US-9,669,816 Brake booster system
Methods and systems are provided for detecting a fault within a brake booster system of a vehicle. In one example, a method may include measuring the pressure...
US-9,669,677 Vehicle active suspension system and method of control
A vehicle active suspension system, a vehicle, and a method of controlling a vehicle active suspension system are provided. The vehicle active suspension system...
US-9,669,459 System and method of making a cast part
A system and method of making a part. The part may cast in a die. A gripper assembly may be provided that has a gripper and a spray nozzle that provides a...
US-9,669,453 Expandable clinch joint punch
A clinch punch including a core and an sleeve that includes a plurality of teeth for forming an enhanced clinch joint. The core includes a first cam surface...
US-D788,655 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D788,654 Vehicle front upper grille
US-9,666,844 Support structure for angled battery cell configuration for a traction battery assembly
A support structure is provided for a battery cell array which may include a pair of triangular prism shaped endplates having opposing parallel inner faces...
US-9,666,843 Array frame design for electrified vehicle battery arrays
A battery array frame according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a frame body, and a thermal fin including a body...
US-9,666,074 Method and system for vehicle parking
A request to identify a parking spot is received. A response to the request, including an identification of at least one available parking spot, is provided. A...
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